This programme only applies to those who have a full Medical Card.
The HSE has launched a nationwide programme aimed at early intervention for people who are at risk of developing Mental Health problems as a result of their condition and then accessing acute Mental Health services. Those living with Chronic Pain fall into this group.
If you feel you would benefit from the input from a Clinical Psychologist/Psychotherapist/Counsellor then you should ask your GP to refer you to the Counselling in Primary Care Service (CIPC). If you GP is not aware of the service he/she should ring the HSE helpline.
If you are referred you are entitled to eight one hour sessions.